Now in its 7th year, the annual ESD Conference has become a must attend event on SA’s industry calendar. Bringing together Big Business, government, SME’s and high growth potential entrepreneurs, the event aims to facilitate industry partnerships across all sectors for sustainable job creation and economic growth.
Date: 10 – 11 November 2016
Venue: Riversands Incubation Hub, Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa
Cost: R5 700
It will expose delegates to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of best practice ESD through a number of new, innovative activities; such as market linkage sessions, masterclasses, one-on-one debate sessions, panel discussions, elevator pitches and group think-tank sessions.
“We found the conference very inspiring, especially some of the stories from entrepreneurs like Katleho Tsoku.
We really liked the way the schedule was flexible and you could cross in and out of various talks, also the timing of the sessions were good (not too long). We found the food and entertainment to be of really good quality.
We enjoyed the interactiveness of the sessions – especially the sessions with Andile Khumalo and Anette Muller.
The wheel of fortune was an awesome idea as it was interactive, fun and the prizes were great opportunities for up and coming businesses.”
– Cheryl Mojapelo, Operations Director of Dungbeetle Creative Studios (Enterprise Development Conference 2015)
Who Should Attend
Enterprise Development Practitioners
Transformation Managers, Community
Corporate Social Investment Practitioners
Specialist Enterprise Development agencies
Entrepreneurs and SMEs
National member organisations such as, among others: Business Leadership SA, Business Unity SA, NYDA, IDC and other DFI organisations
Some of the confirmed speakers
· Minister Lindiwe Zulu
· Premier David Makhura
· Daniel Hatfield: Executive Director of Edge Growth
· Mzuzukile Soni: Founder of Brownsense Market
· Wybrand Ganzevoort: Managing Director of Collective Value Creation
· Mohale Ralebitso: CEO of the Black Business Council
Theme: This year, the two-day talk shop has been extended
to include a focus on the revitalisation of township
economies, and how ESD can support township and
rural enterprises as key drivers of growth.
Booking deadline: 5 November 2016